Preterm Birth Prediction
Each year, 1 million babies die as a result of preterm birth complications. Yet, many of them could be saved — provided timely and well-chosen medical interventions. What if we could help caregivers in their treatments, by predicting whether and when patients will deliver preterm?
By combining clinical observations and freely written doctors’ notes, the machine learning models designed by IDLab and Ghent University Hospital predict the chance of giving birth within the next seven days. This way, the therapy can be adjusted accordingly to optimize outcome for mother and child.
Preturn is collaboration between the UZ Ghent and IDLab of UGent-imec.